Supporting Full Dentures With Only Three Implants

santa rosa trefoil denturesWhen you lose jawbone structure due to tooth loss, this could limit your implant prosthetic options without first undergoing surgery to rebuild structure. But what if we could support a full set of dentures with only three dental implants? In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa, CA, oral surgeons talk about the TreFoil™ system.

What Happens When Most of Your Teeth are Missing?

When you most or all of your teeth, you could have trouble speaking clearly and eating your favorite foods could be impossible too. You could also develop a prematurely aged appearance, as the body will suspend or divert the flow of calcium and phosphates from the jaw. Denied these essential nutrients, the tissue loses mass and density, causing an aged appearance. But we can restore your smile, even if you have weakened jawbone structure that couldn’t support a traditional set of implant dentures.

Planning the Procedure

Our team will start by carefully examine your smile with digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, so we can plan the procedure and assess the jawbone’s strength. We want to choose the best angle and position to support new teeth, and find out if TreFoil™ can help, preventing the need for rebuilding the jaw with ridge augmentation (grafting) or sinus lifts beforehand, so you can obtain a full smile that much sooner.


With TreFoil™, our team will plan and place only three dental implants into the arch. Made from biocompatible titanium they body will accept them as natural bone structure, so they act as new roots and have the potential to stay in place for decades to come. We then attach a titanium bar to them. This means we have the base to support a full set of dentures, which will be custom-made to ensure a lifelike appearance and a balanced bite. In fact, we can often attach the dentures in the same day, so you leave our office with a full, functional, and beautiful smile. Even if you suffer from total tooth loss and have for years, there is a chance we can restore your smile in only one visit.

If you have major tooth loss, then don’t delay. Schedule a consultation so we can examine your smile and choose the best option to return your smile to optimal health, function, and beauty once again, often in only one sitting. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, then give us a call today.

Do You Have Questions About Implant Dentures?

We would like to help people enjoy a full and functional smile again. To learn more about how we secure lifelike results and long-lasting prosthetics, then schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625.